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From roses to bullets: the rise and decline of post-Soviet colour revolutions

Ó Beacháin , Donnacha and Polese, Abel (2009) From roses to bullets: the rise and decline of post-Soviet colour revolutions. In: Backes, Uwe and Jaskulowski, Tytus and Polese, Abel, (eds.) Totalitarianism and Transformation: Central and Eastern Europe between Socialist Legacy and Democratic Transformation (Totalitarismus und Transformation Defizite der Demokratiekonsolidierung in Mittel- und Osteuropa). Schriften des Hannah-Arendt-Instituts für Totalitarismusforschung, Band 37 . Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Göttingen, pp. 63-100. ISBN 978-3525369111

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The chapter explores the reasons for the colour revolutions’ successes and failures in the post-Soviet space. The article starts with an overview on the colour movement from the first stirrings to the present day. We then propose criteria that will be applied to our analysis, constructed on five variables. The factual analysis of individual countries that follows is built around these five variables.

Item Type:Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords:Colour Revolutions; post-Soviet; Russia; Georgia; Armenia; Azerbaijan; Belarus; Ukraine; Moldova; Uzbekistan; Turkmenistan; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyzstan; Tajikistan;
Subjects:Social Sciences > International relations
Social Sciences > Political science
DCU Faculties and Centres:Research Initiatives and Centres > Centre for International Studies (CIS)
DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Science > School of Law and Government
Publisher:Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
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Copyright Information:© the authors
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
Funders:European Commission Marie Curie Actions and Hannah Arendt Institute
ID Code:15054
Deposited On:01 Feb 2010 14:12 by Donnacha Ó Beacháin. Last Modified 01 Feb 2010 14:14

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